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Grant submits final 23 for AFCON 2017: 7 debutants included, Warris dropped

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Majeed Warris

Ghana coach Avram has submitted his final squad for the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon including seven debutants.

While Goalkeeper Richard Ofori, defender Andy Yiadom, midfielders Thomas Partey, Samuel Tetteh and Ebenezer Ofori as well strikers Bernard Tekpetey and Ebenezer Assifuah are in line for their AFCON bow, striker Majeed Waris former Ghana youth international, Joseph Attamah Laweh, and Raphael Dwamena were dropped from the final list.

Waris missed the AFCON in 2015 due to injury and has failed to make it again.

Below is the full squad list:

Goalkeepers: Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Fatau Dauda (Enyimba) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA), Andy Yiadom (Barnsley, England), Baba Rahman (Schalke, Germany), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Jonathan Mensah (Anzhi, Russia), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Edwin Gyimah (Orlando Pirates, South Africa)

Midfielders: Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Afriyie Acquah (Torino, Italy), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain) Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos, Greece), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm, Sweden), Samuel Tetteh (Leifering, Austria) Andre Ayew (West Ham, England),

Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ahli, UAE) Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa, England),  Ebenezer Assifuah (Sion, Switzerland), Bernard Tekpetey (Schalke, Germany),